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in the valiant rescue. >> officials confirm a member of navy s.e.a.l. team 6 the elite squad, that killed osama bin laden, died in the raid that freed the colorado man being held hostage. abc's muhammed lila has the latest. >> reporter: it happened under the cover of darkness. joint american and afghanistan special forces raid to rescue this man, dr. joseph, an american doctor working for colorado based charity morning star development. >> this is a team that has had lots of training on hostage rescues. until you get in there and do it you never know what you will find. >> reporter: here's how it went down. wednesday, joseph and two afghan colleagues were returning from a medical clinic when kidnapped at a checkpoint along the highway by armed militants. they were taken to a mountainous region, afghan captives were released, but joseph wasn't, spending three terrifying days in captivity. when u.s. intelligence showed joseph's life was in imminent danger, the military made its move. >> a hostage rescue mission is really, really dangerous and carries a high risk, the hostage him or herself could
from being settled there. and let me take that navy as an example, which will be illustrative of the other forces and what it will do to the nay. it will take the navy and drive it down to the smallest force it has had since prior to world war one. not world war ii, lou. world war one. lou: you know, i'm sorry, admiral. when governor romney said that, pointed that out to president obama in the debate, he was -- we had horses and bayonets, too. he seemed to make lht of that. how important is it? can you give us a sense of the impact? >> i think the president's comment is showing his inexperience in military matters. in this particular case we are going downto 220 ships. to put that number in perspective, i had 2505 ships under my command in the pacific fleet's. 20 percent of those 220 ships will be the literal combat shis which basically have no offensive or defenve cability. we are going to be challenged where we show weakness. and let me give youan example. just today china announced effective january 1 they have authorized their paramilitary naval forces and their police to
, the identity of an elite navy s.e.a.l. rescuing an american doctor held hostage in afghanistan. we know the s.e.a.l. was a member of s.e.a.l. team 6, the same group that took down osama bin laden. we don't know if he was part of that raid. dr. dilip joseph's family issued a statement offering thanks and condolences. >>> the radio show that pulled a prank where kathryn the dutches of cambridge was a patient was shut down. they are stunned by the nurse's death. >> there isn't a minute that goes by that we don't think about her family and what they are going through and the thought we may have played a part in that is gut wrenching. >> jacintha saldanha was duped into believing that the queen was on the phone to speak to the duchess. the duke and duchess are deeply saddened about saldanha's death. >>> josh brent free on $500,000 bond. he was driving drunk when his mercedes flipped and caught fire on early sunday morning. jerry brown jr. died in that crash. and his teammates were playing in cincinnati, where the cowboys pulled off an emotional victory over the cincinnati bengals. >>> right to wor
in afghanistan come at a high price the life of a u.s. navy seal. here is the mission. to save an american doctor kidnapped by the taliban. as we go through the story it's a reminder about the sacrifice still being made overseas. good morning i'm bill hemmer. whole new week here at "america's newsroom". martha: i'm martha maccallum. this fallen hero was a member of navy "seal team 6" that carried out the mission to kill usama bin laden. according to officials in afghanistan they came under heavy fire with this mission. >> according to our information the kidnappers were taliban. they were heavily armed with heavy machine guns, with so-called rpg. rocket propelled grenades and ak-47s. bill: steve centanni follows up in washington. what can we report about this rescue machine? >> reporter: good morning bill. it took place early sunday after intelligence revealed the kidnapped american was in imminent danger of injury or death. dr. joseph is a medical advice sore for a group called "morningstar" development based in colorado springs. it is a group that helps rebuild communities in afghanistan. the d
live, bay district and bringing things there and cleaning up the navy yard and affordable housing and like jamal said i am trying to get asylum. i moved into this country in 1996 at harvard university and he is my case manager and through his leadership and graciousous and kindness and getting me to places and where i can get some help and so i told jamal. i showed him all my papers and he knew i have a court date on january 31, and i have been living in this country for 16 years. i don't have any criminal record, and will be grateful for your support and i want to say thank you very much and look forward to your support and anything, questions -- thank you very much. >> thank you very much. thank you very much. and i am sure that all of our offices will be happy to help in anyway we can. i appreciate it. any other member of the public wish to speak? seeing none public comment is closed. i guess madam clerk if we could call item 10. >> item 10 is adjournment. >> so this adjourns the meeting and i want to wish our staff and everyone here a safe and happy holiday season and
: can i ask you better for my children and went out like the navy and spent $26 a gallon on biofuels or the air force which is spending $59 a gallon would that be better for my children we were all doing it. i don't like the air force and navy doing that. that is bad for my children's future because it runs up the deficit. >> the best thing for my children's future, i have two boys, one 10 years, one ten months and i'm worried about climate change and their future. we need to stop encouraging industry causing this problem, oil industry, gas and coal industries, and need to start encouraging clean energy if we ever to solve it. the very first place to stop is -- start to stop giving these subsidies. it is a no-brainer. vast majority of americans of all parties actually support this perspective. melissa: without affordable energy we have no economy. and that is for sure bad for my children. we have no jobs. we have no industry. no energy. >> why is the fastest growing new source of energy country in wind energy or distributed solar on people's roofs. melissa: because it is completely s
is a scan eagle, made by boeing, being used more by the u.s. navy. reza sayah joins us now from cairo. good morning, reza. >> reporter: good morning, carol. first off, we should point out it's not clear what, if anything, iran has captured. we're getting very two different stories from tehran and washington. washington denying iran has done anything. iran with a very different story and they're already using this to say that they've score d a bg intelligence victory over the u.s. the reports in state media in iran started early, according to iran captures a u.s. drone after it flew into iranian air space, southern iran. iran describing this drone as a scan eagle, about a ten-foot wing span that can go about 24 hours without refueling. iran already boasting a win, putting it on display, video clip posted online, carol, showed what appeared to be two military officials examining what looked like a u.s. drone with that poster that you mentioned with the title "we will trample on the u.s.." >> i don't mean to change the subject. we hear the yelling behind you. you're in cairo, egypt. what's goi
, trees knocked into homes. >> oh my god. >>> a member of the navy's elegal s.e.a.l. team six killed in afghanistan during a weekend rescue mission, identified as nicolas checque. >> serving his country that's what he wanted to do. >>> witnesses say a killer in manhattan vanished. >>> cell phones provided nearly free of charge. >>> new zealand's driving dogs are back but for this time the dog drove the car by itself. >>> danny woodhead had the ball punched out, in the lands of lloyd, touchdown! complete domination by brady and the patriots. >> and all that matters. >> i was recently taken in a provocative photo but i was sitting on santa's lap. >> and you should have seen the smile on santa's face. >> manny pacquiao was knocked out. >> after romney told pacquiao you lost for the same reason i did, young hispanics. >> welcome to "cbs this morning." some of you the dramatic moments in labor union have been in michigan. this morning passing a right to work law. >> authorities are bracing for thousands of angry protesters planning to challenge the law, which could have an impact in other
can't win the war by direct assault. he's sitting outside new york. the royal navy has so much power that he can't capture manhattan. one ship of a line had more artillery firepower than the entire american army. people forget how powerful these ships were for their time. and so he's sitting there, and at a time when there are no helicopters and no cars and no television and no computers, he gets a note from the french army which is sitting in rhode island which says the admiral of the french navy sitting in the caribbean believes that he could come north for six weeks. now, the entire opportunity was created because washington had had the courage over a year earlier to send one-third of his army to the south to fight general worn wallis and wear -- cornwallis and wear him out. cornwallis won a victory in greensboro, north carolina, that cost him so much that he said to his staff two more victories like this, and we won't have an army left. and they were just gradually tearing up cornwallis' army, and he retreats to yorktown in despair expecting the royal navy to save him. and washin
first class nicolasd. checque. he's described as hard-working and enthusiastic. he joined the navy in 2002 after graduating from high school and entered the s.e.a.l.s program the very next year. he received the bronze star and other awards during his ten-year career. >> a hero. >> yes, he indeed. >>> british banking giant hsbc agreed to pay $1.92 billion to settle a money laundering investigation here in the u.s. hsbc is accused of transferring billions of dollars for nations like iran doing business with firms linked to terrorism and enabling mexican drug cartels to move money illegally through u.s. subsidiaries. the settlement represents the largest pen the ever paid by a bank. >>> now pot is officially legal in colorado. people 21 and older may have up to 1 ounce of weed, smoke it, not in public and grow a small amount at home as well. the governor has created a task force to help implement the law. here's the problem. it's complicated. the federal government still says marijuana is illegal. >> rocky mountain high. i'll be the billionth person to say that. >>> countdown to doubl
this iranian claim that they captured a small u.s. drone, u.s. navy, i know, has already said all unmanned air vehicles have been accounted for that are operating in the middle east region. are you hearing anything different? what could iran think it has that it doesn't or is it another country's drone? >> reporter: if you look at iran's video, it is a scan eagle drone which, quite frankly, sort of like honda civics. everybody has one. you can buy them pretty much on the open market. the belief is that they got it from the persian gulf state, united emirates, which have scan eagle drones like the u.s. navy does. but it's believe d that the iranians may have managed to steal one disassembled or someone even in that government under the table sold them one. they do acknowledge it looks like a scan eagle but it's not american. and they believe the iranians simply somehow got it off the shelf. this is not top shelf. that is horse and buggy technology. >> not even honda civic. all right, all right, jim miklaszewski, at the pentagon this morning. thank you, sir. >>> up next, cliff counting. where is
of the joint chiefs, navy admiral said in world war ii, what was the line? we learned to burn them scientifically, you know, was in favor of modern warfare, and he wanted to use tactical nuclear weapons as did john foster dulles as well as richard nixon when the french were losing at the end. they felt this was the time to use tactical weapons to try to rescue the situation. ike listened to that. rejected that advice. never really tipped his hand at what he was thinking. this is one of the moments when he had to decide because the french's position was procare yows and losing, and he made the decision, one, not to get involved sending ground troops in saying the jungle will come soup the army by division so he did not want to put in ground troops, and he thought about, but rejected the idea of using tactical nuclear weapons. okay? back there. >> any effort after stalin died early in the presidency to attempt to reset the relationship? you mentioned the two year interval. >> this is an important moment. sal lin, of course, used to talk about the inevidentability of the conflict with
dad, who was a navy guy. fascinating character. >> will you write another book? >> yes. but i am not sure what it will be yet. i do have an idea in my mind that my editor likes a lot. non-about world war ii. >> but we're going to keep that quiet until you decide? >> i think so. because it is such an obvious good idea and we are afraid someone else will do it first. >> paul reid is our guest. his book is called "the last lion," written partially with william manchester. >> bill's spirit is in their. regardless of his notes, william manchester is in their. i told them, i would not let him down, in not letting churchill downs. i think i made good on the promise. >> can you think of the exact moment when you said, yes, i am going to do what william manchester wanted? >> i think it was the morning after he asked me. we went up to his office. he put together a few more notes. he sent me home with a suitcase full of source books and encyclopedia and military terminology. and i told him, i can do this. i know about the blitz. i have books of my own about the african campaign and the civi
of the united states navy, honor, courage and commitment. on december 9, twelve, pet -- 2012, the petty officer rescued ar kidnapped american doctor from the taliban near kabul. a veteran of the iraq war and a decorated navy seal, the petty officer died during critical injuries sustained on the successful mission to save the life of dr. joseph. a grateful nation grieves for him and his family. he strived for excellence, madam speaker. as a norwin high school student, peers described him as diligent and driven, always aware he would someday serve his country. he was a dedicated student and a wrestler. he consistently challenged himself to pursue excellence in everything he did. such dedication to one's country was also carried on by him. that is truly remarkable but it's also expected of a navy seal. among many commodations, he was awarded the bronze star, the joint service commendation medal and the marine corps commendation for service during combat. and now the purple heart. the bible reminds us that there is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friend. through his incredible
the name of the navy seal who died in this hostage rescue attempt. dr. joseph of the nonprofit medical agency that was working in afghanistan kidnapped by the taliban, he was rescued. but, of course, this navy seal died in that attempt. what we now know is that this man was a member of seal team six. actually known inside the military as the special warfare development group. the same elite team that went on the osama bin laden raid. we don't know yet if this fallen seal was part of the bin laden mission. the president even putting out a statement about this late yesterday saying, "he gave his life for his fellow americans, and he and his teammates remind us once more of the selfless service that allows our nation to stay strong, safe, and free." and, of course, it's a good moment to pause, isn't it, and remember all of those who serve and the fallen. the u.s. military this year so far, john, has lost 305 in afghanistan. >> so important to remember, barbara. as you said, the doctor and the mission was successful. the doctor was rescued? >> yes, he was. taken to a u.s. military hospital
-elected. >>> turning to overseas news from afghanistan. one of our country's greatest, a navy s.e.a.l. has died from his wounds after helping successfully rescue an american hostage that was being held by the taliban. this all happened over the weekend during an operation to save dr. phillip joseph who was kidnapped by the taliban last week. the military raid was ordered after intelligence indicated the doctor was in imminent danger. secretary of defense leon panetta issued a statement last night commenting the special forces that carried out the raid. he said he was deeply saddened by the soldier's death whose name has not yet been released. >>> now to the ongoing crisis in syria. the civil war now spilling over the border into lebanon where at least 17 people were killed in recent clashes between supporters and opponents of president assad. this as syrian rebels continue to make advances continuing much of the countryside and the open road. richard engel amazingly made his way inside syria and filed this report just outside of the nation's largest city, aleppo. >> reporter: as this conflict drags
on board. >>> and petty officer first klasnic lass checque was the navy s.e.a.l. killed. he entered the s.e.a.l.s program after graduating high school. he received a bronze star and several other awards during his ten-year career. clearly a hero. >>> a government official reports nine people were wounded when bird shot pellets were shot into tahrir square. and rallies being held today leading to saturday's vote on a new constitution. >>> and hawaii democrat daniel inouye is in the hospital, he has recently been seen using oxygen on the floor of the senate. he served in world war ii and won the medal of honor and witnessed the japanese bombing of pearl harbor and will mark 50 years in the senate on january 3rd. we hope he is recovering nicely. >>> parts of the country could see more rough weather. this one in volusia county, florida. two others in louisiana and alabama. reports as many as a dozen total. most of the south saw bad weather from rain to heavy winds. alexandra steele tracking weather for us this morning. good morning. >> good morning to you. 13 reports of tornadoes thus far. ov
in the navy and flew missions as part of the berlin air lift and served in vietnam. free speech could cost one consumer close to $1 million. they make millions off the 99%. but do music stars put their money where their mouth is? grapevine is coming up next. >> john: political grapevine. reply all failed from the police department. atlantic monthly reports a television producer worked on story about animal trafficking a month after the lapd held a press conference promising to crack down on the practice. the head of the media relations department sent the e-mail to fellow officer but accidently cced the producer. the story could be a black eye for us if we don't have arrests to show. the rabbit people will scream we don't care. is there any way you or your crew could make a few arrests for illegal animal purchase something we could avoid negative coverage? when called op it, the lapd officer said it was just a nudge to enforce the already existing law. every write a negative review on a website in this story may make you think twice before you do it. a judge ordered a woman to change negative
worked for president kennedy. those who vote for him and served in navy and knew him as a friend. they all have their own take and interpretation of what happened, their own spin. now it is the term of president kennedy. a principal speaker tonight, of which we invite you to listen to. it is that of president kennedy. many see this is the one president kennedy never had the opportunity to write. it is now my great pleasure to introduce the individual who is most responsible for his writing and publication. it was caroline kennedy who first conceived the idea of the book that presented some of the most compelling and fascinating excerpts of these publications. it was caroline who championship championship -- champion it. in caroline's eyes, she had detail and accuracy. she is the author of nine bestseller books on politics and poetry. you can make that 10 best-selling books. we just learned that her new book is on "the new york times." [applause] caroline serves as the president of the kennedy library foundation which provides the financial support for this library. at her request
: navy veteran dean harvey said a year in a half ago he was homeless in san jose and recruited by the same folks. >> on the collections, it's a 60/40. you get 60 and they get 40. >> reporter: with zero left with the charities he says nonexistence. >> i was hungry and broke. >> reporter: we visited the real rosea lee house in san francisco. folks there say they have great need. >> i'm meteorologist mark tamayo. still, some heavy rain to report in the santa cruz mountains. in fact, a flash flood warning remains in place for the river around felton. river levels will be cresting shortly. we'll continue to move the maps around to show you the activities. the heaviest rain to south and east of san jose. we have a flash flood warning posted here about another 45 minutes to an hour or so. that could be changing for the national weather service. this area has experienced decrease in the rain rate and san francisco creek out toward palo alto. up in the north, activity really backing off. santa rosa reporting partly cloudy skies. napa river currently just above flood stage and still
cases. practical british goals of eliminate the german navy come or the french objective of limiting germany as a land-based threat received wilson's support so that he could institute a league of nation. a feel-good toothless unmotivated group of international elite. but wilsonian idealism did play a central role in reshaping postwar europe map. as william ashman millions of people were moved around the continent like chess pieces and borders were changed by client on etch-a-sketch. one participant called people under discussion quote abstract lumps. another warren quote, the phrase national self-determination is simply loaded with dynamite. it will raise hopes that can never be realized. think of the misery it will cause, unquote. british diplomats walked into a study to find david lloyd george, and woodrow wilson bending over a giant map spread on the carpet. he said, quote, they are cutting the baghdad railway. clemens with his hand on the map looked like a gorilla of yellow ivory. it is upholding these ignorant and irresponsible men should be cutting asia minor tidbits, as if th
a very distinguished 43-year career in the united states navy including service as chief of naval operations. wile serving in the -- while serving in the navy, he also managed to obtain advanced management training at the harvard business school. few have the combination of practical military experience and sharp budgeting and management knowledge that admiral mullen possesses. respect for mike mullen is a major reason so many distinguished individuals chose to join this coalition, and it's now my pleasure to add -- to introduce admiral mike mullen. here he is. [applause] >> thanks, pete. and thanks for your leadership on this project which, as you said, goes back decades. and i really do appreciate all of you coming here today at what is a truly critical juncture for our nation in terms of our national security. our economic viability and our continuing leadership role overseas. it was in response to a reporter's routine question more than two years ago he first raised these concerns. he asked me what's the greatest threat to the united states' national security. as chairman of t
. miller: i thank the sponsor of this legislation. she is the wife of a navy retired commander and is a strong advocate for veterans in washington and around this country and thanks to my good friend, the new ranking member mike michaud in helping to move this legislation to the floor. he has been an active and valuable member of our committee since his first days in congress and he himself has proven himself time and time again a strong voice for americans' veterans. i urge all of my colleagues to join me in supporting h.r. 3197. before i ask -- giving away the balance of my time. i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend all remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. miller: i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the question is will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill h.r. 3197. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 being in the affirmative, the rules are suspended -- the gentleman from maine. mr. michaud: i object to the vote on the grounds that a quorum is not present and make a point of order that a quorum i
to have -- he said a qualified arms person are they going to find navy seals? who could have stopped this guy? he was wearing body armor with three huge weapons on him. who could have stopped this guy. >> somebody with a gun. >> no. >> somebody would have a gun could have stopped this guy. >> special forces come out, interview with special forces gentleman from afghanistan said this is a ridiculous plan. to arthur's point this is a ridiculous plan because we train night and day to be able to shoot effectively. and this isn't a gun range. it's a crazy, yelling, screaming scenario with a lot of other people are going to get killed in thiessen narrows. we need someone qualified. where are we going to find them and is it practical? >> we have to hire people. some schools already have security guards that i'm sure aren't armed. why can't we train them how to use the gun? why can't we trains the principal. >> lightning is not going to strike twice i don't think we can't fight fire without fire. we can't put a price tag on these little kid's lives. >> you are talking about training teachers
the u.s. navy s.e.a.l. killed sunday in the rescue of an american doctor in afghanistan. 28-year-old petty officer first class nicholas d. check of monroeville, pennsylvania, died in the operation to free dr. dilip joseph. he was a member of s.e.a.l. team six. the same special operations unit that killed osama bin laden. he had been decorated repeatedly throughout ten years of military service, winning a bronze star among several citations. we honor his service and extend our condolences to his friends and his family. progresso this reduced sodium soup says it may help lower cholesterol, how does it work? you just have to eat it as part of your heart healthy diet. step 1. eat the soup. all those veggies and beans, that's what may help lower your cholesterol and -- well that's easy [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. ♪ [ male announcer ] this is karen and jeremiah. they don't know it yet, but they're gonna fall in love, get married, have a couple of kids, [ children laughing ] move to the country, and live a long, happy life together where they almost never
the tuesday crew. there's a bunch of old boys over there. some of them are former navy mechanics. some of them are fcrmer farm mechanics. some of them had never seen a tractor before in their life or a truck. but then they go out, and they start taking off rusty bolts, and they rebuild some of that old stuff, and then the proudest moment is when they can crank it up, and they drive it out of the shop. >> here's an early version of a bucket seat. rich corinthian leather. and this one-- standing room only. >> this harris harvester from stockton, california, was built in 1920. it cuts, it thrashes, and it bags the grain. all of these things are combined in one machine, and that's why we have the name "combine." any old boy that couldn't afford both could have the truck. he could work on it in the daytime with the tractor wheel, come in at night, take the wheels off, put on the rubber-tired truck wheels, and go to town. >> the 5,000-plus visitors a month we get into this museum comes from all over the world-- denmark, germany, france. so we get more people coming from outside the country than we d
navy, ultimately serving as an intelligence briefer for the chief of naval operations. i would say the navy and admiral burke chose the best person they could for that particular job. dick lugar quickly became well-known not only his hard work but his leadership act an. senator lugar then returned to inwhere a -- returned to indiana where he served two terms u there is no question that dick lugar is recognized as one of the most influential and visionary mayors indiana as ever seen and i would suggest maybe the country has ever seen. now, having just left military service myself, i was working full-time and attending law school, indiana law school, at night and this didn't leave much time for marcia and me to enjoy the amenities of indianapolis. but, frankly, there were very few to enjoy at that particular time. it was then that our newly elected mayor began to remarkable transformation of i understan--of indianapolis whice one of the most attractive and livable cities in america. he worked with the general asystemmably, then-governor ed whitcom to merger the governments of indiana
of threats across a more dispersed geography. this past february, the navy and marine corps conducted their first large-scale amphibious exercise in more than 10 years. in march, the army conducted its first exercise in its new decisive action training environment that emphasizes combined arms maneuver against a combination of irregular and neither fear conventional opponents. the second element of our defense strategy is to maintain our force projection where we need it. in the middle east and in the asia-pacific region. the asia-pacific region is obviously an area of growing importance for our economy and our security. in the middle east, obviously represents continuing threats to our security as well. even after the withdrawal of troops from iraq, we have maintained a substantial military presence in the middle east in order to deter aggression, respond to crisis, ensure regional stability in the face of historic unrest, and the continuing threats from iran. last week i visited some of our troops based in kuwait, part of a robust gulf posture that includes roughly 50,000 troops, do
of that -- of the -- one of those subcommittees, the one that has responsibility with the navy and marine corps with my good friend gene taylor. i had to leave that subcommittee, but while i was there, gene and i changed the course of our navy for the future. and all of the major surface combatants will be nuclear. didn't make any sense to us that our aircraft carriers which are nuclear cannot function without the escort ships who are fueled for about five to seven days and if there are no tankers out there to fuel them, that didn't seem to make any sense to us and we pushed and got it through our navy surface combatants are going to be nuclear. i had responsibility for the marine corps and i was honored to work with gene taylor and 47 $-- $47 billion, saved a lot of lives in the assem metric war. i thought i might spend a few moments that remain and look back at those times i have come to the floor. i came here to talk about four different things and i thought i might spend a few moments talking about those things. probably got more calls in our office about the talk i had given here probably four, fi
will be protected so that future generations will have the same art or two navies that we have had -- will have the same opportunities that we have had. we have sacrificed so much to ensure that we do. thank you, madam president. >> senator elect ted cuz will be replacing senator hutchinson. in early november, a kansas senator has been appointed vice chairman of it committee. -- of a committee. the idea was promoted in certain articles. i think it was an inflation of politics. the person who created the show is a public conservative. there was no agenda. they idea that there was an agenda was a charge that was the put forward. that was absurd. it is absurd. that is not to say that if there was an issue, if our content was affecting the behavior of interrogators in the field, even if it was .05% taking their cues from jack, it was a systemic problem. i suggest that we intervene on behalf of those people. to disabuse them of the fact that this is a tv show. it is a tv show. the fact that "24" became the political football for a while was a very valuable thing. >> monday night at 8 p.m. on c- span
. asia is not charging forward as quickly as they were navy a few years ago. but, i think what you have unrecognized and what many of you have told me, everybody is working for america. they understand that if we are able to put forward a long-term agenda, for growth and prosperity, it is broad-based here in the united states, the covenants will not just increase here in the united states, it will increase globally. we can get the cycle i think all of us have been waiting for and want to see. what is holding us back right now, ironically, is a lot of stuff going on in this town. i know that many of you have come down here to try to see if there is a way we can break through the law jim and go ahead and get things done. i am here to tell you that nobody wants to get this done more than me. i know that you have had a lot of briefings. let me describe where the situation is right now with respect to our fiscal situation, both for the opportunities are and where the challenges are. i campaigned over the last year on the idea that we need to make sure that this economy is growing, that we ar
. >> iran, the u.s. drone they claim they shot down. do you have information on that? the navy said it's not theirs, perhaps a cia drone. i don't know. anything that you can tell us about that? >> i can tell you we have no evidence that the iranian claims you cite are true. i'd refer you to the pentagon's comments this morning about the type of uav, but, again, no evidence that the claims are true. >> how do you view, though, the fact they have shot some drone -- >> again, we have no evidence to hear the claims are true. i'm not going to comment on something about which we have no evidence in its truthfulness. yes? >> jay, thanks. i want to go back to what the president asked in the interview with bloomberg. during the negotiations with speaker boehner, a year ago, he was willing to consider increasing the eligibility age for medicare recipients and slowing benefits for entitlements, and he said he was willing to look at anything that strengthens our system. can you clarify, are those prams that could strengthen the system, is that what he was signaling? >> i will say a couple things t
the mid-november time frame or so, announcing today that along with huntingtonengles, it has won a navy submarine contract. and those are secure even if the defense department undergoes sequestration. interesting deal being made there. >> taking a look at some of the biggest names that are among the biggest losers. traders have told us, if you're in the money on a lot of these names, why not take some money off gap for instance, masco. names like that are related to housing and retail. >> and speaking of retail, coors, third straight day of losses for shares of coors. a big winner so far this year. yesterday, citigroup had cautious comments from itses, saying in some cases, there are massive discounts on kors handbags. so questions on the pricing in the margins on kors. but this thing went public on the new york stock exchange, and it has had a monster run. 78% over the past year. and for a lot of these big gainers, there could be some tax gain selling also. sell it, reestablish your cost basis, go back and buy it. >> and of course, melissa, those retail sales numbers, we've got some pr
with him. as we say in the navy, jay, well done. may you and your family have fair wind and good seas. i yield back. mr. woodall: i thank the gentleman. mr. speaker, at this time it's my great pleasure to yield to the gentleman from pennsylvania, mr. thompson. mr. thompson: i thank the gentleman from georgia for hosting this hour. and an opportunity to recognize and thank a good friend, jay pearson, who started his work in the u.s. house of representatives in 1978, in the office of the general clerk under then majority leader john rhodes. where he learned the intricacies of the house and legislative procedures while keeping official minutes in this chamber. in 1979 he began working in the republican cloakroom where he remained for seven years before beginning a new position as floor assistance it -- floor assistant to the republican leader in 1986. since then jay has served as floor assistant to three speakers of the house, including newt gingrich, dennis hastert and the current speaker, john boehner. the career that has spanned over 35 years, jay has served as an invaluable role for so
, a defense official says no u.s. navy drone is missing. >>> we're about to take you live to cairo. that is where riot police are bracing now for another night of violent street fighting, tear gas all over the city today. this week crowds of egyptians have now stormed the presidential palace, breaking through fences, fighting with security forces, trying to keep them back. now, the protesters, they are furious about several things. first of all, all concerning president mohammed morsi and this growing perception that he is making himself too powerful. cnn's reza sayah is in cairo. >> opposition factions back protesting against mohammed morrissey for nearly two weeks. most of the protests have been limited to tahrir square, but they're now going to the source of their anger, president morrissey, and his presidential palace. >> why come here? >> because it's -- we got fed up. >> he doesn't respect us. he don't want to listen to our demands. >> reporter: what's your message to him by coming out here? >> that what he is doing is completely unfair. this is not what we asked for. it's co
you feel the need for speed ? that is forevermore wwe wrestler. u.s. navy let him take a ride in the fighter jet for the annual tribute for the troops. how fast did he g. he went 900 miles per hour. don't worry. they made him go through training. i wonder if he had the barf bad. >> brian: it is impossible to go through and not throw up ? >> steve: it happens a lompt -- lot. >> brian: if you had taken a flight that fast. >> steve: in a airplane. 11 minutes after the hour. he faced down iraqi insurgents but the treatment in prisons had the family terrified. >> gretchen: no christmas concert, kids. how about an anti-bullying speech, instead that story. i don't know. ♪ ♪ years ago, my doctor told me to take a centrum silver multivitamin every day. i told him, sure. can't hurt, right? then i heard this news about a multivitamin study looking at long-term health benefits for men over 50. the one they used in that study... centrum silver. that's what i take. my doctor! he knows his stuff. [ male announcer ] centrum. the most recommended. most preferred. most studied. centrum, alw
, part of an effort to secure the southern border with syria. chuck nash is a former retired navy captain and a fox news analyst. we have sent 400 troops to the border with syria. can this be interpreted as u.s. troops getting involved in the syrian conflict? >> i think this is more accurately described as u.s. troops helping out the nato ally, this is purely a defensive move. these troops are not being put directly in harm's way, they are not crossing the border. the patriot missile system is a defensive weapons system and it's being used to help the turks understand that nato is with them on this and the u.s. is doing something and taking part with germany and the netherlands. alisyn: you say this is a defensive mission only, but could there be a scenario in which these 400 troops end up having to enforce a no-fly-zone over syria? >> that is a potential, because you don't need to necessarily do that with aircraft. depending on where the missile batteries are put in place, and the range, those missiles are perfectly capable of not only shooting down theater ballistic missiles which is th
international news at this hour, the russian defense ministry says the navy squadron has set off for the lead attorney in provision coming amid official talk about a possible evacuation of russians from syria. if russia has been the staunchest ally of the bashar assad regime. meanwhile, parliament is getting ready to adopt a measure that would ban adoption of russian children by americans. last week, president obama signed into law a bill imposing sanctions on russians who are found to be connected with human-rights abuses. and back here in the states on wall street, stock futures are edging higher on emerging signs that the white house and congress may be moving closer to a budget deal. a new proposal for president obama drops his plan to raise taxes on individuals morning -- earning more than $200,000, and families making more than $250,000. he is now offering a new threshold of $400,000. the head of the -- ahead of the opening bell, futures are up about 25 points. those are headlines on c-span radio. >> one of the things that did surprise me a little, i did conduct a nationwide survey of g
had navy s.e.a.l.s at the front door with arms drawn to stop him. that would be the only way. he came in with four weapons, shot his way into the school. not much you can do about that. it was a secure school. and that was the truth. he could have gotten into any building in the united states with that level of weapons. >> shehere is what governor ric perry said. >> in the state of texas with our concealed weapons laws. if you go through the process and dually ba l ly backgrounded trained, you should be able to carry your handgun anywhere in this state. >> why are you shaking your head, no, no, no? >> with all due respect to governor perry, he has to think beyond the small mindedness, i want to carry a gun for gun's sake. too many people have died. our children are frightened to go back to school because we have lawlessness, a feel in our country. so many people are afraid that somebody is carrying a gun. step back for a second. take a look at the rest of the country and realize that not everybody thinks carrying a gun is cool. some people are afraid of it. there are people in the cou
.s. navy captain chuck nash, fox news military analyst and good morning to you. this letter, is, it's strong! this is hollywood. it concludes by saying please consider correcting the impression that the cia use of coercive interrogation techniques led to the operation against usama bin laden. did not. are they right or are we out there a little bit on this? >> i think we're engaged in the theater of the absurd, bill. we have real world problems and senators are concerned maybe hollywood got it wrong and overdramatizing something? real world damage is done when the vice president blurts out the name of a classified unit that conduct as real world operation when leaks come out of the highest levels of our national security team and wind up in books or "new york times" articles, that is the damage being done. that somebody might, you know forget they're sitting in a darkened theater eating popcorn watching a fantasy movie? yeah --. bill: producers even respond to this? >> no. i mean, the whole thing is really silly and it's below the level of the stature of these people and i don't eve
penitentiaryb hyperbole. >> reporter: perhaps the navy has to buy less advanced fighter jets. or the pentagon would have to cut the number of soldiers and marines back to the levels before 9/11. >> sequestration would risk hollowing out our force. >> reporter: pentagon officials say going over the cliff would actually leave them a trillion dollars in the hole because it comes on top of cuts they have already budgeted for. >> we've put in place $487 billion in savings over the next ten years. >> reporter: are these cuts the same sort of budget cuts that you and i think of when we think of cutting our budget? >> i call them phantom cuts. it's not a real saving. >> reporter: freeman says the pentagon is counting money that it was projecting to spend as savings. which he says, isn't the same as simply spending less. >> but this is the way d.c. does math. it's unfortunate that you and i can't do our taxes like. that but it's the way they seem to do business here. >> reporter: a senior defense official admits that everyone at the pentagon from the secretary on down is on autopilot to defend their b
say the navy chose the best person they could have for that job, and dick lugar became known not only for his hard work but his intellectual prowess. senator lugar, at the young age of 35, became mayor, serving two terms. there is no question that dick lugar is recognized as one of the most influential and visionary mayors that indiana has ever seen, and i would submit that the country has ever seen. i was working full time and attending indiana law school at night, and that did not leave much time for us to enjoy the amenities of indianapolis, but, frankly, there were very few to enjoy it at that particular time. it was then that our newly- elected mayor began a transformation. it is now one of the most attractive and livable cities in america. he worked with the assembly. he extended the boundaries of the city and provided comments, is essential services more efficiently, -- and provided common, essentials services more efficiently -- essential services more efficiently. it became a model for the country. moving from the 26 largest city to one of the nation's dozen largest cities. w
.5 million. we've good an admiral for almost every ship in the navy right now. we've had this crete in terms of rank. there's all sorts of money to be saved in the pentagon that will have no effect whatsoever on our defensive posture or our capability. >> but steve, i'm curious, though. what is the difference, in your opinion, between raising the top marginal rate and closing some loopholes? if you get $1.2 trillion in revenue, why does it matter so much more to the president that you do it by raising the top rate when the super wealthy, as we've described on the show, aren't going to be paying higher taxes? >> the issue is, joe, it's a question of whether it's going to be $800 billion or $1.2 trillion or somewhere in between. if the number ends up being $1.2 trillion, and we'll see where it comes out, it's hard to do it just with deductions. you end up limiting deductions so much that you cut into charities. you cut into state and local governments. you cut into a whole bunch of home mortgage. >> what about the buffett proposal? >> the buffett proposal is a great idea. the buffett proposal
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